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Hot, Dark, Sweet and Decadent: Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival heats up the weekend! January 25th - 27th, 2013


Hot, Dark, Sweet and Decadent: Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival heats up the weekend!  January 25th - 27th, 2013 


The legendary Harvard Square Chocolate Festival returns January 25th – 27th

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Harvard Square’s eagerly-anticipated Chocolate Festival returns on January 25th and runs until the 27th with special menus, Chocolate Teas, and complimentary public tastings!  You’ll be tempted by perfect pairings, chocolate-themed cocktails, luscious desserts, in-store tastings, discount offerings, festive window displays and perhaps engage in the height of decadence with a chocolate spa treatment!


Come join us on Brattle / Deguglielmo Plaza (in front of Crema Cafe at 27 Brattle Street) from 1pm until 2pm on Saturday, 26th for a complimentary chocolate sampling event featuring delicious chocolate treats from Harvard Square’s very own, Evelyn & Angel’s, Sweet, J.P. Licks, Lizzy’s Ice Cream, Zinneken's, Bertucci’s and UNO. After the tasting, work off those calories with a stroll to the Museum of Natural History to learn about our favorite plant, the cacao!  






Saturday, January 26th

Harvard Square Chocolate Sampling Event

From 1pm – 2pm


Brattle / Deguglielmo Plaza (27 Brattle Street) will play host to an array of chocolaty samples from restaurants and shops from across Harvard Square. The Dirty Water Band, a Harvard Square favorite, will be on hand playing rousing songs which will surely get the party started. Make sure to come early! This event is very popular and attracts hundreds of sweet tooths!


Sponsors offering samples include:


Bertuccis , 

Evelyn & Angel’s Candy Shop ,

Hidden Sweets ,
J.P. Licks , 

Lizzy's ,
Uno ,
Sweet ,

Zinneken's ,



Friday January 25th to Sunday January 27th

The red house is featuring a special menu



pulled pork & monterey jack enchilada

with molé sauce & jicama coleslaw


spinach salad

with Swiss bresaola, shaved white chocolate & raspberry vinaigrette



short ribs of beef

braised with mild Oaxacan cocoa & smoked chilies


roasted duck breast

with dried cherry molé sauce



chocolate pecan bread pudding

with homemade whipped cream


fresh fruit chocolate fondue

with strawberries, pineapple & mango


chocolate espresso panna cotta

with chocolate covered espresso beans



Café mole

Patron XO Café Dark, crème de cacao, chipotle simple syrup, clove & nutmeg



Dutch chocolate blended into red wine


3-course prix fixe menu, $35 per person

beverage, tax, & gratuity excluded

sorry! the kitchen is unable to split orders & make substitutions for items on this special menu


the red house, 98 Winthrop Street,, 617-576-0605




Saturday and Sunday Afternoon, January 26 and 27 – 2pm to 4 pm

Chocolate Lovers Afternoon Tea at UpStairs on the Square


Enjoy a delightful afternoon respite, and indulge your love of chocolate as our treats part of our three tiered Zebra Tea tray is devoted to chocolate in all its decadent, lovely aspects. Come see what all the buzz about Afternoon Tea at UpStairs on the Square is all about. And treat yourself to chocolate delights along the way (and try our sinful hot cocoa with housemade marshmallow and whipped cream—maybe with some well-deserved schnapps if you’ve been good?) $32; $16 for children’s tea ; Reservations Suggested


UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop Street,, (617) 864-1933


Every Tuesday and Thursday of the Winter Months

An After-Dinner Chocolate Weekend Treat:

One Beautiful Vintage Port with Chocolate (or with one perfect cheese) at 8pm


Come in after shopping, theater, a movie or just because you’re out and about, and be served a delicious glass of vintage port of our bar manager Lino’s choosing, with a special chocolate treat from our pastry chef Maria (or a perfect cheese match). Price varies with port selection


UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop Street,, (617) 864-1933


The World’s Only Curious George Store
Design-a-Chocolate-Bar to win a “golden ticket” as part of Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival


Just like Charlie of chocolate factory fame, you, too, could win a “golden ticket” – by designing your very own chocolate bar! Download the PDF template from our website ( or pick up a blank form in-store, design your chocolate bar, and then bring it in to us by January 27th. All entries will be on display in-store during Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival from January 25th through January 27th. You and your friends can vote for your favorite design. The top three winners will receive golden Curious George Store gift certificates!


The World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK Street,, 617- 547-4500

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra & Cambridge Trust Company


The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra will install in partnership with the Cambridge trust Company a chocolate themed window display in one the windows.  The display will advertise their Salon Benefit Concert at 40 Berkeley on February 15th entitled "Love is in the Aire".  Chocolate, of course, is just the thing for this...


Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, 3 Union Terrace,, (617) 576.1819

Cambridge Trust Company, 1336 Massachusetts Avenue,, 617-876-5500




Cardullo's will be offering a 20% off discount on all chocolate products (including chocolate cookies, chocolate tea, etc.) on Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th.  In addition, they will be having in-store chocolate tastings throughout the weekend.


Cardullo’s, Six Brattle Street,, (617) 491-8888



Corbu Spa & Salon


Corbu Spa & Salon is offering a special chocolate treatment offer: a Corbu’s Chocolate Trio - Purchase one for $75, or purchase all three for $200.

Chocolate Mousse Hydration Facial – Revitalize winter skin with a hydrating, nourishing treatment
Chocolate Body Butter Massage – Detoxify your body with this light-touch, antioxidant-rich full body massage
Chocolate Decadence Spa Manicure & Pedicure – Soften dry winter hands and feet with this richly hydrating treatment

If you miss it this weekend, don't worry! This promotion will be valid until March 31st.  Please mention this promotion when making your reservation.


Corbu Spa & Salon, Five Bennett Street,, (617) 661-5772

Evelyn & Angel’s Candy Shop


Enjoy a delicious chocolate experience at Harvard Square brand new Candy shop...  Come sample their artisan chocolates and their fresh-roasted gourmet nuts.

Evelyn & Angel’s Candy Shop, 1702 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 547-0175,



Grafton Street Pub & Grill


Grafton Street will be featuring a special chocolate themed cocktail over the weekend: White Chocolate Raspberry Martini House-made Raspberry Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Mathilde Framboise, Shaved White Chocolate.


Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Ave.,, (617) 497.0400


Grendel’s Den


Grendel’s Den is featuring whole week-end long a special Mayan Tomb Martini,  made with Ketel 1, Tempus Fugit Artisinal Creme de Cacao, and a chili-cinnamon syrup,  with a dark chocolate and salt rim.  Available for the small sacrifice of $7.50. (must be 21 or older).


Grendel’s Den, 89 Winthrop St.,, (617) 491-1160

Harvard Museum of Natural History


The Harvard Museum of Natural History will present its Glass model of the Cacao plant on display in the Glass Flowers exhibit.


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., (617) 495-3045 





Brian Mercury, Pastry Chef, Harvest Is creating for the Harvard Square Chocolate Weekend:

Taza Chocolate Pate Roasted White Chocolate Mousse, Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce Devils Food Cake Crumbs, Chocolate Decor, Frothed Chocolate Milk for $10.00.

He is a pastry chef who LOVES chocolate – especially Taza – so this will be decadent and delicious and inspiring – much like Harvard Square!


Harvest, 44 Brattle Street [on the walkway],, (617) 868-2255

Henrietta's Table


For the Chocolate Festival, Henrietta’s Table will be featuring a delicious Taza Chocolate Pudding Parfait.


Henrietta’s Table, One Bennett St,, (617) 661-5005

J.P. Licks


Not only J.P Licks will be participating in the Chocolate Sampling Event on Brattle Plaza, but they will also be doing a discount for that weekend:  a medium cup of their Award Winning Hot Chocolate for only $1.99!


J.P. Licks, 1312 Massachusetts Ave,, 617-492-1001

The Sinclair

The Sinclair, Harvard Square new venue’s restaurant, is featuring a delicious cocktail with Meletti Cioccolato Liqueur, Nutella, vanilla and smoke infused rum, Fernet Branca,  cream, black walnut bitters.



The Sinclair, 52 Church St,, 617-547-5200 



Sweet is featuring a specialty cupcake in the store for the weekend: a Hot Cocoa cupcake----a rich dark chocolate cake filled with homemade chocolate mousse and finished with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, a dusting of Belgian cocoa powder, and its own stirrer. Sweet will also be sampling its chocolate buttercream frosting shots on the Plaza Saturday, January 26th.


Sweet, Zero Brattle Street,, (617) 547-2253


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Denise Jillson, Executive Director
William Manley, Marketing and Events Manager
Natalie Damaso, Administration and Communications Manager


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